- Raul A. Reyes: While supporters of SB 4 have presented it as a "law and order" measure, the reality is different; instead of making Texas safer, it will have the opposite effect
Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and member of the USA Today board of contributors. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took aim at the so-called "sanctuary cities" in his state by signing into law a measure passed by the state legislature last week. The problem is that it was a huge misfire. The new law, Senate Bill 4, allows local law enforcement officers to question almost anyone about their immigration status, and punishes state police officers and sheriffs who do not fully cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.